Monday, 28 November 2016

E40101 - Daimler DMS - M&D / Network SouthEast

Bachmann Europe Plc are pleased to another model in to thier recently acquired Exclusive First Edition range.

E40101 is an Open Top Daimler DMS in the dual livery of Maidstone & District and Network SouthEast and will be officially launched at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC Birmingham this weekend!

Image Source: no low floors..if only ! on Flikr
The DMS was London's first purpose built one person operated double deck bus, however, it proved unpopular due to slow boarding times compared to the open platform AEC Routemasters and also maintenance costs were high, due to the way they were designed as there was no ability to separate the body from chassis for overhaul.

Withdrawal of the DMS fleet began in early 1979 with Leyland Titans and MCW Metrobuses purchased as replacements and in some cases Routmasters were reinstated to DMS routes. Many of these now retired vehicles were sent to the dealer Ensignbus in Purfleet, which became known as the 'DMS graveyard'. As supply exceeded the secondhand demand for these buses many vehicles could not be moved or maintained and so simply rusted into disrepair. Our model depicts one retired DMS which was spared this fate.
Blind reads: Maidstone & District Motor Services LTD in Partnership with Area Civil Engineer (CLT)


GHV 90N (DM1090) first entered service with London Transport in 1975 running out of the Cricklewood garage, after many internal transfers it was sold in 1983 to Ensignbus were it stayed for a short while before being bought by House's of Watlington for use in their small fleet. By 1989 it had been bought as a joint venture between Maidstone & District and Network SouthEast for use as a bridge maintenance vehicle. It was given a new fleet number P90, repainted in the striking Network SouthEast livery and had its roof removed to make it more practical for its new use.

Our model depicts one retired DMS which was spared this fate. GHV 90N (DM1090) first entered service with London Transport in 1975 running out of the Cricklewood garage, after many internal transfers it was sold in 1983 to Ensignbus were it stayed for a short while before being bought by House's of Watlington for use in their small fleet.

By 1989 it had been bought as a joint venture between Maidstone & District and Network SouthEast for use as a bridge maintenance vehicle. It was given a new fleet number P90, repainted in the striking Network SouthEast livery and had its roof removed to make it more practical for its new use. Our model uses revised tooling of the upper deck to portray the changes which were made to the real vehicle. Model includes an individually numbered limited edition certificate.

This model is priced £39.95
Quantities are limited so an early response is recommended.
Order now from Bachmann stockists!

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Bachmann Europe Plc acquires Exclusive First Editions



Bachmann Europe Logo - Bachmann Europe acquires Exclusive First Editions

Bachmann Europe Plc is delighted to announce their acquisition of the Exclusive First Editions range of 1:76 scale die-cast vehicles including buses, coaches, lorries and London Underground tube trains.

Bachmann Europe Plc began distributing EFE products to the model trade in July 2013.

David Haarhaus, Managing Director of Bachmann Europe Plc said today "We are delighted to incorporate another high quality addition to our existing model and hobby portfolio. The Exclusive First Editions range of collectable vehicles has enjoyed a good reputation for developing highly detailed and well researched models".

David added "EFE has been a corner stone of Die-Cast Model collecting for many years, while other ranges may have come and gone with varying interpretations of the original vehicles. We are looking forward to further developing the existing items, and delivering new models to the many EFE collectors and discerning enthusiasts around the world. Frank Joyce's ethos was always to set out to produce the most accurate model possible. This matches the Bachmann ideals entirely, never trying to be the cheapest, but working hard to try and be the best".

Saturday, 8 October 2016

25711 – Daimler DMS – London Transport Selkent Bus & Coach Council

We have been asked by Bachmann Europe Plc to produce a new exclusive model which will be available solely from Bachmann Stockists.

25711 – Daimler DMS – London Transport Selkent Bus & Coach Council Our model depicts one of London's many Daimler DMSs in use in the 1980's. GHV 63N, fleet numbered DM 1063 and shown running on route 70 to Victoria. This Selkent District vehicle displays the eye-catching slogans 'Ease the rush, use the bus' and 'We carry more passengers per gallon' along with the Bus and Coach Council logo with its row of passengers or as they were commonly nicknamed 'performing seals'.
Image Source: Stuart Johnson on Flikr
In the early eighties, a change was afoot in the bus industry. The government regulated ownership, which had reigned since the late 60's was now under threat from a new government who wanted to introduce more competition amongst operators in an effort to help waning passenger numbers.
The Bus and Coach Council (now the CTP) an organisation that campaigns for the interests of those in the bus and coach industry, were opposed to this new transport act, fearing that deregulation would damage the industry as services would be lost and traffic congestion in cities would increase due to more cars being used on the roads.

To gain support from the public the Bus and Coach Council rolled out an advertising campaign which included many bus operators nationwide repainting their buses into the 'We'd all miss the bus' livery. London Transport although not as badly affected by these new proposals, supported the Bus and Coach Council's campaign, though unlike other operators, London Transport chose to keep its red body colour rather than adopting the cream/beige used elsewhere.

25711 – Daimler DMS – London Transport Selkent Bus & Coach Council Our model depicts one of London's many Daimler DMSs in use in the 1980's. GHV 63N, fleet numbered DM 1063 and shown running on route 70 to Victoria. This Selkent District vehicle displays the eye-catching slogans 'Ease the rush, use the bus' and 'We carry more passengers per gallon' along with the Bus and Coach Council logo with its row of passengers or as they were commonly nicknamed 'performing seals'.

25711 – Daimler DMS – London Transport Selkent Bus & Coach Council Our model depicts one of London's many Daimler DMSs in use in the 1980's. GHV 63N, fleet numbered DM 1063 and shown running on route 70 to Victoria. This Selkent District vehicle displays the eye-catching slogans 'Ease the rush, use the bus' and 'We carry more passengers per gallon' along with the Bus and Coach Council logo with its row of passengers or as they were commonly nicknamed 'performing seals'.
25711 – Daimler DMS – London Transport Selkent Bus & Coach Council
Our model depicts one of London's many Daimler DMSs in use in the 1980's. GHV 63N, fleet numbered DM 1063 and shown running on route 70 to Victoria. This Selkent District vehicle displays the eye-catching slogans 'Ease the rush, use the bus' and 'We carry more passengers per gallon' along with the Bus and Coach Council logo with its row of passengers or as they were commonly nicknamed 'performing seals'.

This model is priced £39.95
Quantities are limited so an early response is recommended.
Order now from Bachmann stockists!

YOU CAN NOW ORDER ALL EFE MODELS FROM BACHMANN STOCKISTS

Monday, 26 September 2016

EFE In The Shops - September 2016

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!

13918 - Bristol FLF Lodekka - Stagecoach East Our model captures JAH 553D, as it moved within the group when working for Stagecoach East. Numbered in the group as 19953, it is featured working route 128 to Cambridge. This vehicle has now lovingly been restored into Tilling red and cream livery. RRP £34.50

13918 - Bristol FLF Lodekka - Stagecoach East

Our model captures JAH 553D, as it moved within the group when working for Stagecoach East. Numbered in the group as 19953, it is featured working route 128 to Cambridge. This vehicle has now lovingly been restored into Tilling red and cream livery.
RRP £34.50

29636 - Leyland Olympian - Stagecoach Preston With the acquisition of Preston Bus, Stagecoach retained the blue and cream livery, adding their fleet name branding. G35 OCK was given a new fleet number of 14545 and has been captured here working route 119 to Royal Preston Hospital, carrying adverts for the Preston and Leyland Reporter newspaper. RRP £34.50

29636 - Leyland Olympian - Stagecoach Preston
With the acquisition of Preston Bus, Stagecoach retained the blue and cream livery, adding their fleet name branding. G35 OCK was given a new fleet number of 14545 and has been captured here working route 119 to Royal Preston Hospital, carrying adverts for the Preston and Leyland Reporter newspaper.
RRP £34.50

If your local model shop stocks Bachmann Trains you can now order EFE models too! Just ask in store

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

EFE In The Shops - September 2016

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!

16231 - Bristol LS Coach - Eastern Counties  - This coach bodied LS, registered PNN 774, first entered service with Mansfield District, subsequently moving on to join the Eastern Counties fleet. Numbered LE998, our model is depicting this coach whilst it was operating on service 207. RRP £34.50

16231 - Bristol LS Coach - Eastern Counties 
This coach bodied LS, registered PNN 774, first entered service with Mansfield District, subsequently moving on to join the Eastern Counties fleet. Numbered LE998, our model is depicting this coach whilst it was operating on service 207.
RRP £34.50
25815 - Leyland Fleetline - Yellow Buses Bournemouth  Ex London DMS 2045, looks good in the bright Bournemouth Yellow Buses livery. These DMS buses were used on specific routes and fleet number 530, registered OUC 45R, is on one such route W2 to Bournemouth Square, whilst sporting advertisements for Panasonic and Worthington Beer. RRP £34.50


25815 - Leyland Fleetline - Yellow Buses Bournemouth 
Ex London DMS 2045, looks good in the bright Bournemouth Yellow Buses livery. These DMS buses were used on specific routes and fleet number 530, registered OUC 45R, is on one such route W2 to Bournemouth Square, whilst sporting advertisements for Panasonic and Worthington Beer.
RRP £34.50

30608 - AEC Renown - Tynemouth  This AEC Renown registered GAT 817D was originally operated by East Yorkshire. On joining the Tynemouth fleet it was numbered 330 and in the attractive, maroon and cream colours it is working route 3 to Cullercoats, while displaying adverts for Real English cheese. RRP £34.50





30608 - AEC Renown - Tynemouth 
This AEC Renown registered GAT 817D was originally operated by East Yorkshire. On joining the Tynemouth fleet it was numbered 330 and in the attractive, maroon and cream colours it is working route 3 to Cullercoats, while displaying adverts for Real English cheese.
RRP £34.50

If your local model shop stocks Bachmann Trains you can now order EFE models too! Just ask in store

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Special EFE Model - 23324A RF London Transport

News of a model by Julian Bowden for Bromley Garages open day last weekend.





23324A - AEC RF Bus - London Transport
The ever popular AEC RF bus makes a welcome return in Central London Transport red livery. Registered MLL 945 and working out of Kingston garage, RF 527 operates on route 227 to Bromley Garage via Beckenham.

This model costs £28 inc P&P and is available by writing with payment to:
JB Photocards, 21 Forde Ave, Bromley, BR1 3EU
Or by calling Julian on 07932 812268

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

EFE In The Shops - 31514 RM Routemaster Shop Linker

Available from Bachmann Europe stockists from this week onwards.


31514 - RM Routemaster - London Transport Shop Linker
Our model depicts one such Routemaster, RM 59, registered VLT 59, as it would have appeared in the first few weeks in service as a Shop Linker. Shown running out of Stockwell garage, displaying in-house advertising for the shop linker service and running with the early blind displaying the 30p fare. RRP £37.50

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

EFE Upcoming Releases - August 2016

Exclusive First Editions are pleased to be able to publish the latest pre-production shots of our upcoming releases for August 2016.




13918 - Bristol FLF Lodekka - Stagecoach East
Registration number JAH 553D, fleet number 19953. Route 128 to Cambridge.
Scheduled for a August Release - RRP £34.50

18018 - MCW Fleetline - Huddersfield
Registration number KVH 473E, fleet number 473. Route 20 to Newsome South via Rastrick.
Scheduled for a September Release - RRP £34.50

25815 - Leyland Fleetline - Yellow Buses Bournemouth
Registration number EKJ 117C, fleet number 3757. Working route 180 to Brighton. 
Scheduled for a August Release - RRP £34.50

29636 - Leyland Olympian - Stagecoach Preston
Registration number G35 OCK, fleet number 14545. Route 119 to Royal Preston Hospital.
Scheduled for a September Release - RRP £34.50




30608 - AEC Renown - Tynemouth
Registration number GAT 817D, fleet number 330. Route 3 to Cullercoats.
Scheduled for a August Release - RRP £34.50
30716 - AEC Renown - Greater Manchester PTE
Registration number AJA 122B, fleet number 1922 ST. Route 325 to Hollow End.
Scheduled for a September Release  - RRP £34.50

All models will be available to pre-order from your local model shop, online or from us direct from this week onwards!

If your local model shop stocks Bachmann Trains you can now order EFE models too! Just ask in store

Monday, 25 July 2016

EFE Bachmann Exclusive - 28825 Titan Prototype London Transport

We have been asked by Bachmann Europe Plc to produce a new exclusive model which will be available solely from Bachmann Stockists.

The Leyland Titan was created during a difficult era for London Transport. In the face of labour shortages, the move to one-person-operation and the loss of the ability to design its own buses, LT gambled on a batch of Fleetlines, Swifts and Merlins to take them into the future. Unfortunately, these vehicles proved unsuitable for the task, as they were unpopular with passengers and had a construction that made them not easy to fit into LT's already well-established maintenance routine, meaning that replacement vehicles would eventually need to be found.

The Leyland Stand at the 1976 Commercial Motor Show
With the implementation of the New Bus Grant, restrictions on building rear entrance buses and the lack of viable British manufacturers LT turned to Leyland to create a new bus for London's roads. Leyland's aim was to create a double decker bus which would capture the market the way that its single decked Leyland National had, so in 1973 'Project B15' commenced. However, the project was beset with delays due to Leyland's bankruptcy. Nationalisation of the company in 1975 and government funding got the plans back on track and by November 1975 the first B15 (B15-04) was given to London Transport to begin its well publicised trial, by 1977 the B15 had been renamed, Titan.

Leyland BCK706R Paliament Sq.
Leyland B15-05 - Image by George Woods on Flickr
In 1978 a new B15 prototype Titan, B15-05 had entered into service replacing B15-04. This new version had ironed out some of the problems encountered by its predecessor and so cemented plans for production of 250 new Titans to enter LT's Fleet.


 28825 - Leyland Titan Prototype - London Transport
Our model depicts B15-05 (BCK 706R) as it would have appeared in the Spring of 1978. Shown working on route 24 to Victoria Station and operating out of Chalk Farm. It carries the white top deck London Transport livery of the time and a route blind box still masked for NBC specification.

This model is priced £39.95
Quantities are limited so an early response is recommended.
Pre-order now from Bachmann stockists!

YOU CAN NOW ORDER ALL EFE MODELS FROM BACHMANN STOCKISTS

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

EFE In The Shops - July 2016

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!


16016 - Leyland PD2 Lowbridge - Todmorden / British Rail
This Lowbridge Leyland PD2 would have taken in some beautiful scenery whilst on route to Keighley. Jointly owned by Todmorden and British Railways fleet number 3 registered GWW 39 carries a period advert for Webster’s Brewery of Halifax.
RRP £34.50


20652 - Plaxton Pointer Dart - Orpington Buses
The first in a new fleet for our models sees this Plaxton Pointer Dart in Orpington Buses livery. Registered P411 MLA this early two step entranced Dart works route R9 to Orpington Station via The Walnuts Shopping Centre.
RRP £34.50



24906 - Reeve Burgess Minibus - First Capital Citybus
This ex-Eastern National Reeve Burgess Minibus is seen in First Capital Citybus red and yellow livery. Registered F257 RHK, fleet number 567 works the popular route 212 to Walthamstow.
RRP £34.50


27319 - Leyland TD1 - Scout Motor Services
Scout Motor Services Leyland TD1 fleet number 24, registered CK 4569. Seen operating on route to Blackpool from Preston, a route that was shared with Ribble under an agreement between the two companies.
RRP £34.50

If your local model shop stocks Bachmann Trains you can now order EFE models too! Just ask in store

Thursday, 14 July 2016

EFE Invicta Model Rail Commission - 99207A Leyland TD1 Plymouth City Transport

Don't miss your chance to get one of our special commission models for  Invicta Model Rail & Plymouth City Transport Preservation Group, at this weekend events!

99207A will be released over the weekend of July 16/17 2016 at the Bretonside Bus Station closure event on Saturday 16th July and the PCTPG’s annual Bus Rally and Running Day at the George Junction Park & Ride site on Sunday 17th July. 




99207A - Leyland TD1 - Plymouth City Transport WWII
Our limited edition WWII model is registered DR 7405, fleet numbered 124 and shown work on a route to the Theatre. It is shown displaying adverts for Plymouth City Transport Preservation Group.
Only 200 models will be produced. 
RRP £19.99 plus UK P&P £4

Advance orders are being taken now by Invicta Model Rail
please order early to ensure your model and help preserve Plymouth’s transport history!


Available from www.invictamodelrail.com or by calling 0208 302 7774
Also available in store at 130 Station Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 7AB. 
or from the www.plymouthcitytransport.co.uk & the PCTPG sales stand at many rallies 

Enquiries should be directed to 0208 302 7774 or emailed to invictamodelrail@btconnect.com

Thursday, 7 July 2016

EFE Upcoming Releases - July 2016

Exclusive First Editions are pleased to be able to publish the latest pre-production shots of our upcoming releases for July 2016.

16016 - Leyland PD2 Lowbridge - Todmorden /British Railways
Registration number GWW 39, fleet number 3, En route to Keighley.
July Release - RRP £34.50

  16231 - Bristol MW/LS - Eastern Counties
Registration number PNN 774, fleet number LE 998 Works on service 207. 
 July Release - RRP £34.50

20652 - Plaxton Pointer Dart - Orpington Buses
Registration number P411 MLA,  Operates route R9 to Orpington Station. 
July Release - RRP £34.50

 24907 - Reeve Burgess Minibus - First Cymru
Registration number E299 VEP, fleet number 299. Works route 44 to Grenfell Park. 
July Release  - RRP £34.50

20457 - Bristol VRIII - Eastern Counties
Registration number BVG 219T, fleet number 219. Operating route 604 to Martham.
August Release - RRP £34.50




35213 - 36’ BET Weymann - Maidstone & District
Registration number EKJ 117C, fleet number 3757. Working route 180 to Brighton. 
August Release - RRP £34.50

All models will be available to pre-order from your local model shop, online or from us direct from this week onwards!

If your local model shop stocks Bachmann Trains you can now order EFE models too! Just ask in store

EFE Release Sheet No.03 2016

Our latest EFE Release Sheet No.03 2016 is available to view on our website now!

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

EFE In The Shops - July 2016

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!
26330 - Guy Arab II Utility - Plymouth City WWII
Plymouth was one of the most heavily bombed U.K. City’s of World War two, with so much destruction there were few landmarks left for the buses to head for. This Guy Arab Utility, registered CDR 679, fleet number 249 works route 22 to Theatre, one of the few recognisable buildings left.
RRP 34.50


28013 - Daimler DMS 1 Door - Chaserider / Midland Red North
This DMS retained its N.B.C. green colours as it entered the Midland Red fleet in Chaserider livery. Registered TGX 831M it is working route 156 to Cannock. This model adds to the growing number of liveries on these ex London buses.
RRP 34.50

If your local model shop stocks Bachmann Trains you can now order EFE models too! Just ask in store

Monday, 27 June 2016

EFE Invicta Model Rail Commission - 99207A Leyland TD1 Plymouth City Transport

We are pleased to announce a special limited edition commission model for Invicta Model Rail & Plymouth City Transport Preservation Group, to celebrate the PCTPG's 10th Anniversary, with half of all profits raised from the sale of each model going to the PCTPG to help them with their ongoing work preserving Plymouth’s transport history.




99207A - Leyland TD1 - Plymouth City Transport WWII
Our limited edition WWII model is registered DR 7405, fleet numbered 124 and shown work on a route to the Theatre. It is shown displaying adverts for Plymouth City Transport Preservation Group.
Only 200 models will be produced. 
RRP £19.99 plus UK P&P £4

99207A will be released over the weekend of July 16/17 2016 at the Bretonside Bus Station closure event on Saturday 16th July and the PCTPG’s annual Bus Rally and Running Day at the George Junction Park & Ride site on Sunday 17th July. 

Advance orders are being taken now by Invicta Model Rail
please order early to ensure your model and help preserve Plymouth’s transport history!


Available from www.invictamodelrail.com or by calling 0208 302 7774
Also available in store at 130 Station Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 7AB. 
or from the www.plymouthcitytransport.co.uk & the PCTPG sales stand at many rallies 

Enquiries should be directed to 0208 302 7774 or emailed to invictamodelrail@btconnect.com

Thursday, 23 June 2016

EFE In The Shops - June 2016

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!
Exclusive First Editions - 31911 - RML Routemaster - London Country N.B.C. Working out of Windsor Garage RML 2411 works route 407 to The Harrow Pub in Langley Village. Registered JJD 411D this N.B.C. London Country Routemaster is sure to please many collectors. RRP 34.50
31911 - RML Routemaster - London Country N.B.C.
Working out of Windsor Garage RML 2411 works route 407 to The Harrow Pub in Langley Village. Registered JJD 411D this N.B.C. London Country Routemaster is sure to please many collectors.
RRP 34.50

If your local model shop stocks Bachmann Trains you can now order EFE models too! Just ask in store

Monday, 20 June 2016

EFE In The Shops - June 2016

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!
12124 -  Harrington Cavalier - Greenslades Tours

Exeter based Greenslades Tours operated this Harrington Cavalier from new, before their eventual merger. Decorated as new registration number 540 CFJ is operating a tour to Wales.  
RRP £34.50


31808 - RMA Routemaster - British European Airways

The Airport Routemasters ran a unique service between Heathrow and West London, operated originally by B.E.A. then becoming part of British Airways. Registration number KGJ 610D is depicted at the time of this change over period.
RRP £34.50


38126 - Bristol - VRT Ribble
Following the sellout of our previous Ribble VRT we have another version, this time featuring the later fleet names. Fleet number 1984, registered NCK 984K is working route 668 to Upperby carrying adverts for Robertsons bread.
RRP £34.50

If your local model shop stocks Bachmann Trains you can now order EFE models too! Just ask in store